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Re.galia by Nancy MacBride

Medium: Up-cycled clothing

Description:  Up-cycled clothing collages that inspire & entertain

I’m from a family of sentimental clothing and textile lovers. My maternal great grandfather was a tailor. Before making a coat for his grown daughter, he told her to buy the best fabric she could afford. When my grandma’s coat became frayed, it was cut and made into a child’s coat. My mother wore it as a child, and another generation later, I wore it to church on Sundays. Decades later, my daughters looked lovely in it for special occasions. It is in the coat closet waiting for my granddaughters to grow a size or two. The Environmental Protection Agency states that textile waste in the US has increased 811% since 1960. Most textiles end up in landfills My repurposed, reinvented, reclaimed, rescued textiles are collaged clothing. They are collages that move, comfort, warm, inspire, entertain us and challenge fashion. Great grandfather would probably think my fashion sense unhinged, but I hope he’d appreciate my passion.

Re.galia by Nancy MacBride

Medium: Up-cycled clothing

Description:  Up-cycled clothing collages that inspire & entertain

I’m from a family of sentimental clothing and textile lovers. My maternal great grandfather was a tailor. Before making a coat for his grown daughter, he told her to buy the best fabric she could afford. When my grandma’s coat became frayed, it was cut and made into a child’s coat. My mother wore it as a child, and another generation later, I wore it to church on Sundays. Decades later, my daughters looked lovely in it for special occasions. It is in the coat closet waiting for my granddaughters to grow a size or two. The Environmental Protection Agency states that textile waste in the US has increased 811% since 1960. Most textiles end up in landfills My repurposed, reinvented, reclaimed, rescued textiles are collaged clothing. They are collages that move, comfort, warm, inspire, entertain us and challenge fashion. Great grandfather would probably think my fashion sense unhinged, but I hope he’d appreciate my passion.

Tour Location: ArtSpace 4th Floor #407 - Weekend #2

Email: Nancymacbride15@gmail.com

Website: www.nancy-macbride.squarespace.com

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